Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that focuses on diagnosing, treating and preventing mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The emphasis of treatment is manual therapy, including spinal manipulation and other joint and soft tissue manipulation.
Treatment can include exercises, and health and lifestyle counselling.
Pain is the most common symptom of osteoarthritis and can have a significant impact on quality of life. The knee is the most common site for osteoarthritis, followed by the hip, hands and wrists.
There are about 230 mobile/semi-mobile joints in the body. Our joints and muscles evolved to operate efficiently for certain activities. When standing with ‘good posture’ our body is operating in balance to maximum efficiency with minimal effort. ‘Poor posture’ is when we are using our muscles and joints outside their ideal position.
After back pain and neck pain, shoulder pain is the next most common reason for someone to seek help. Rotator cuff tendon problems, shoulder arthritis and acromioclavicular joint problems all cause shoulder pain.